The Ring

Undergrad only the beginning

Sun, 2011-06-12 00:00

Francesco Marass’ earliest memories of academic achievement go back to his primary years in his hometown of Trieste, Italy. “It’s always been very gratifying for me to do well. I’ve always enjoyed learning.”

New position dedicated to improving student achievement in math

Tue, 2011-03-22 11:01

Alfonso Gracia-Saz.
Alfonso Gracia-Saz. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Actions speak louder than words and the Department of Mathematic and Statistics has taken a leading step in demonstrating its commitment to excellence in teaching and student success. “Every research institution says in its mission statement that it values teaching. But the reality is that teaching is often sacrificed to research. I don’t feel that is the case at UVic,” says Alfonso Gracia-Saz, holder of a new senior instructor position created last July and dedicated to examining math pedagogy with the mandate of improving student success rates.